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Review: Norvasc and Lopressor





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Norvasc and Lopressor together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Norvasc and Lopressor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,392 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 80,472 users)

Lopressor has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Lopressor 18,523 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 6,392 people who take Norvasc, Lopressor are studied

Norvasc, Lopressor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Norvasc (amlodipine besylate)
- Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Norvasc is effective0.00%
(0 of 8 people)
33.33%
(10 of 30 people)
25.00%
(5 of 20 people)
41.38%
(12 of 29 people)
39.53%
(17 of 43 people)
70.59%
(24 of 34 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Lopressor is effective9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
33.33%
(7 of 21 people)
41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
39.29%
(11 of 28 people)
36.17%
(17 of 47 people)
58.14%
(25 of 43 people)
72.73%
(8 of 11 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaHeadachePneumoniaToxic Epidermal NecrolysisInsomniaOedema PeripheralMyocardial InfarctionPain
BradycardiaDyspnoeaDizzinessRenal ImpairmentHypertensionInjuryAnxietyAnxiety
HypotensionFatigueLoss Of ConsciousnessVentricular TachycardiaVentricular ExtrasystolesPainOsteonecrosisNausea
FatigueNauseaOrthostatic HypotensionHyperkalaemiaCoughHypoaesthesiaDepressionDyspnoea
Renal FailureAtrioventricular Block Second DegreeBradycardiaBradycardia NosNauseaAnxietySyncopeOedema Peripheral
DizzinessHeart Rate IncreasedAbdominal Pain UpperAnxietyFatigueMyocardial InfarctionDental CariesChest Pain
Oedema PeripheralPyrexiaAnxietyPalpitationsMyocardial InfarctionDiarrhoeaChest PainFatigue
TachycardiaPalpitationsInsomniaHypoproteinaemiaContusionDyspnoeaDiabetes MellitusAsthenia
PallorRenal Failure AcutePulmonary FibrosisDizzinessDecreased AppetiteDepressed MoodCoronary Artery DiseaseMyocardial Infarction
DehydrationHypotensionHepatic LesionAstheniaPneumoniaHypertensionParaesthesiaDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Norvasc is effective39.02%
(32 of 82 people)
43.62%
(41 of 94 people)
Lopressor is effective37.80%
(31 of 82 people)
46.88%
(45 of 96 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
NauseaAnxiety
AnxietyDyspnoea
Chest PainNausea
DyspnoeaOedema Peripheral
Oedema PeripheralMyocardial Infarction
FatigueFatigue
DizzinessRenal Failure
AstheniaAsthenia
DiarrhoeaChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Norvasc is effectiven/an/an/an/a18.52%
(5 of 27 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)
30.19%
(16 of 53 people)
28.40%
(46 of 162 people)
Lopressor is effectiven/an/an/an/a29.63%
(8 of 27 people)
25.00%
(7 of 28 people)
31.37%
(16 of 51 people)
27.44%
(45 of 164 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Congenital Diaphragmatic HerniaRenal Failure AcuteSuicide AttemptNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisPainPainPainPain
Cleft Lip And PalateFallCardiogenic ShockSkin HypertrophyAnxietyAnxietyNauseaDyspnoea
Ventricular HypertrophyConstipationComaArthralgiaNephrogenic Systemic FibrosisChest PainMyocardial InfarctionAsthenia
Vascular PseudoaneurysmConfusional StateNauseaJoint Range Of Motion DecreasedDizzinessNauseaChest PainNausea
Drug Exposure During PregnancyVentricular HypertrophyOverdoseSkin IndurationEmotional DistressOedema PeripheralOedema PeripheralAnxiety
Heart Disease CongenitalFeeling AbnormalMetabolic AcidosisPainAstheniaInjuryAnxietyFatigue
Small For Dates BabyHallucination, VisualVentricular FibrillationPain In ExtremityFatigueCellulitisFatigueOedema Peripheral
Premature BabyTremorAnuriaSkin HyperpigmentationBlood Creatinine IncreasedDyspnoeaDyspnoeaDizziness
MicrotiaTachycardiaDrug ToxicityInjuryHypotensionBack PainPyrexiaDiarrhoea
Renin IncreasedSleep DisorderAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedEmotional DistressSkin IndurationDepressionRenal FailureChest Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Could my occasional a-fib be caused by amlodipine?
    My a-fib comes and goes. A year ago I was having episodes occasionally, usually related to either caffeine or alcohol. After I stopped using either my a-fibs disappeared for 9 months, then in September I started having them again, suddenly increasing this month to 3 times per week. I have been taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate per day for 7 years. With my cardiologist's permission I just recently reduced my dosage by half since my blood pressure was occasionally very low. Could the reduction in dosage actually have triggered the increased frequency?
  • I had bladder cancer and my doctor put me on metformin should i get off this
    I do not want to take this metformin if it may cause my bladder cancer to come badk
  • I have been told by my gastroenterologist that i have gastroparesis, what are my treatment options, if any?
    I've had a CT scan and a Gastric Emptying study completed. My stomach is only 35% emptied after 4 hours, it should be at least 90% empty at that point. I have a colonoscopy and esophagealendoscopy scheduled for the first week of the year. What are my treatment options at this point?
  • Can unexplained hypertension be cause by a partial thyroidectomy?
    Doc is trying to figure out why the BP suddenly spiked. I started an exercise regimen after a stress test. I had to be on Metoprolol just to pass the test. Results were no heart-related issues. Lost 6lbs. since starting exercise and don't know if this is Thyroidal or not. No discussion with the doc yet of whether this is related to the thyroidectomy of the past.
  • Is type 2 diabetes reversible after stopping plavix after a year being on the drug?
    Can any Plavix, Protonix or Metoprolol can type 2 diabetes and can it be reversible after stopping the meds? I experience severe leg cramps in my muscles. I was on Atorvastatin for high cholesterol for 8 months before being taken off. If anyone can answer any of my questions it will be greatly appreciated.

More questions for: Lopressor, Norvasc

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    I guess I fit the profile of who gets excessive sweating from HCTZ. I am a 65 year old female and suffered from excessive sweating for two years. With just very little exertion, I would pour sweat from the top of my head. It would run into my face and all over my hair. My hair would be ringing wet. I had heavy perspiration in the groin area and down my back also. I had to change clothing 2-3 times a day and wash up or shower that many times also. The doctor tried changing my Cymbalta and put me on Wellbutrin instead. It did absolutely no good. I went off the wellbutrin and back onto the Cymbalta. I did some research and saw that HCTZ could cause excessive sweating. Both my doctor and my pharmacist said that they had never heard of that. I went off the HCTZ, and my sweating stopped almost immediately. My doctor and my pharmacist were very surprised. I'm one of those people who frequently have different reactions to drugs than are typical. If you're having excessive perspiration and are on HCTZ, try going off of it. It just may be the culprit!
  • Hydrochlorothiazide made me pour sweat
    Hydroclorothiazide made me absolutely pour sweat for two years. My doctors could not find out what was causing the problem. It took little exertion for me to start dripping sweat. My hair would be absolutely soaked...especially in the summer, but if I was cleaning house in the winter also. I finally did my own research and proposed to my doctor that HCTZ was the problem. He did not agree with me, but agreed to let me go off of it for a short time. The profuse sweating stopped almost immediately.
  • Bloody semen after taking amlodipine besylate
    Was started on Amlodipine Besylate 11-13-14. Now -not quite three weeks later- I have bloody semen (Hematospermia)ranging from light pink to dark red. It was fine, and normal before. I feel it is the medication causing this.
  • Amlo dipine and terazosin
    I have taken combination since 04/13 I have experienced ED lower testosterone and elevated PSA. Prior to that I was taking terazosin and hydrochorizide without any side effects. I stop taking the amlodipine during a juice fast and my PSA levels decreased when I stopped fasting and returned to taking the amlodipine my PSA levels rose.
  • Metoprolol tartate* bad side effects
    This drug caused me to gain 25 pounds, it caused depression, exhaustion, vivid dreams, joint pain, personality changes, I walk/jog frequently and could no longer jog at all. At one point I had vision problems, things would "jump" so badly that I couldn't drive (I am not sure what that was, they said whatever it was it was not my eyes. Confusion, memory problems. I think my infrequent SVTs were made worse. It made my life a living hell. My children finally said that if I didn't do something they would! I found a new Dr. and I was taken off of it and a review of all my original cardiac tests came back totally normal and I didn't need it anyway. And the only way I would ever take this medicine is if it were a last resort. There are other drugs that would have worked that have a lot less side effects. A cardiac nurse told me that Metoprolol is one of the worst for side effects. My husband has serious heart issues and was put on this med..I have noticed a lot of the same changes in him and I will work to have them change his medication also.

More reviews for: Lopressor, Norvasc

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • No pain
    No difficulty climbing stairs
    No difficulty exercising

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • previous DVT, unknown cause

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • I experience shortness of breath and fatigue daily

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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